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Some more Whitmores

Posted: Sat Jun 26, 2010 11:18 pm
by YOUNGGUN
Here are a few more

Re: Some more Whitmores

Posted: Sat Jun 26, 2010 11:43 pm
by Lure-Nut
Todd ... these are very special Whitmores - I asked Paul about the 2 smaller Shrimp on the left, thinking they looked a little Deceptionish lol

Paul reckons that he used to give Ray lure bodies to spray up for his own use in the early days - reckon these 2 are Whitmore / Kneller hybrids clapclap clapclap thumbsupsmilie

Re: Some more Whitmores

Posted: Sun Jun 27, 2010 12:03 am
by YOUNGGUN
I think you right Rob.

Re: Some more Whitmores

Posted: Sun Jun 27, 2010 3:34 pm
by Capt.Seaweed
Guys, to my tired old eyes these lures look almost identical to Paul Knellers Deceptions. Did Paul give this gentleman rights to his designs?
Otherwise he could have been seen to be infringing copyright, couldn't he? To a casual observer, but I'm sure you serious collectors of both will be able to set me straight. thumbsupsmilie
Regards, Tony (Wulagi, NT).

Re: Some more Whitmores

Posted: Sun Jun 27, 2010 4:18 pm
by fishaholiclures
Tony,
Ray Whitmore was Paul's 'mentor' and they have a long relationship going back 30 odd years I think. like all master/apprentice relationships there is a lot of sharing designs, colour schemes and building techniques. Nothing nasty to be worried about re infringements.
I had heard a rumour that Ray has only just taken up the carving knife again after retiring from the building trade.

Brad

Re: Some more Whitmores

Posted: Sun Jun 27, 2010 4:26 pm
by two-bob
barraguru wrote:Guys, to my tired old eyes these lures look almost identical to Paul Knellers Deceptions. Did Paul give this gentleman rights to his designs?
Otherwise he could have been seen to be infringing copyright, couldn't he? To a casual observer, but I'm sure you serious collectors of both will be able to set me straight. thumbsupsmilie
Regards, Tony (Wulagi, NT).

G'day Tony, as Paul tells it Ray and himself had a close relationship with a number of lures involving both parties during design. I have never spoken to Ray but I have been told that he often came to Paul with designs he had carved out overnight after a mutual discussion to try. My understanding is that they were both in the same fishing club and fishing the same waterways and there designs stemmed from what the fish, mainly yellowbelly were eating. There certainly is no drama with the close designs of the two.

Re: Some more Whitmores

Posted: Tue Jun 29, 2010 9:50 am
by Capt.Seaweed
Guys, thanks for explaining the connection, figured there had to be a mutual friendship and a sharing of knowledge.
You blokes have a wealth of experience collecting and I appreciate your enlightening a Northerner. Met Paul at his shop when down in NSW visiting my old mum,
very nice fella, even had time for a barra fisher. lol
Regards, Tony (Wulagi, NT).